U16 Hockey Team Crowned London Champions

By Simar Anand and Mahi Patel

On Monday 18th March 2024, the Tier 4 Hockey Finals took place between Kingsdale School and St. Augustine’s Priory, with our U16 team winning gold. This was a really eventful match between the two schools, with Kingsdale travelling all the way from Croydon to play.

The U16 team, consisting of students in Year 10 and Year 11, were competing in the Tier 4 hockey competition and had beaten schools such as Radnor House and West London Free School from all the way back in December to get to this stage. Since then, they have been working extremely hard to maintain their winning streak.

From start to finish, the final was competitive and intense, but the first goal was scored by Molly Tracey of St. Augustine’s around the 30 minute mark.

Molly, who was awarded player of the match, gave an insight into the training schedule over the last term. “My team and I trained each week with Miss Lammiman on Friday mornings and in the Hockey Academy training sessions, through doing hockey drills and practises, allowing us to gain strength and tactics as a team.”

The hockey team not only trained physically for this fixture but also mentally. Captain Solaris said “We made sure to do our affirmations in a team huddle before the match with encouraging words filled with team spirit!”

The second goal was also scored by Molly, securing a comfortable 2-0 win for St Augustine’s. After the match, she told us that she felt it was important to acknowledge the efforts of the entire team. “I feel honoured to be selected for player of the match, however I thought that everyone in our team was successful at working together and supporting each other, which is why the game resulted in a win.”

The players accredited their success not only to their hard work and support they showed each other as a team, but also to the guidance and coaching of Ms. Lammiman. Solaris said that “As a team, we are very proud that we were able to secure this win in the Finals, but we are most importantly grateful for our coach Ms. Lammiman who never gives up on her pupils and always looks out for everyone.”

Overall, the entire school is exceedingly proud and congratulate the U16 hockey team on this accomplishment and wish them luck for any matches in the future.

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